Nine work habits to avoid

first_imgAre you guilty of these?“Achieving success requires more than just doing the right thing,” says Geoffrey James, contributing editor and award-winning blogger at and author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. “Success also means changing the behaviors that hold you back.”Here are nine habits you can do without:1. Doing the bare minimum. If you accept a task, you owe it to yourself and to others to make your best effort. If you don’t want to do something, have the courage to refuse the task. Doing a half decent job is just being passive-aggressive.2. Telling half-truths. Honesty is the best policy. However, if you’re afraid to speak the truth, it’s cowardice to tell a half-truth that’s intended to mislead but leaves you “plausible deniability.” Either tell the whole truth or tell a real lie—and accept the consequences if you’re found out. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Advocacy training for credit union employees is essential

first_imgWhen the people of the credit union movement stand together, we are most effective. Issues concerning us, our choice to be members of the nation’s credit unions and the unique structure of our chosen financial institutions are a rallying point for a grassroots effort that has historically been one of the most impactful groups in our country.When our people stand together, we lead with a loud voice, and we can change the world. Rallying those voices within the credit union movement is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal. But exactly how does that happen? It is relatively simple and well worth the effort.Credit unions employees, and their members share a common bond. We call it ownership. When people are educated regarding the credit union difference, they understand that they own something. Ownership fosters a strong desire to protect and preserve. From there, it is a natural progression to engage in grassroots advocacy. The league’s efforts to train and engage advocates can pay off because when we have an issue to support or fight against, their passion drives action.Advocates can and should be everyone in a credit union, from young professionals, to front-facing employees, all the way up to the board, and executive leadership. No one group of employees can drive engagement – again, it’s an ownership question. When we train advocates at our credit unions, we want to focus on the entire employee base, because their passion will mobilize them.So how do leagues train grassroots advocates? It starts with understanding what it truly means. Making a heart connection helps illustrate the very definition of the words grassroots advocate. Simple questions about their children and families are very effective. When employees think about the people they care most about – their families – their inner advocate rises up. People would do just about anything to ensure and protect their children’s safety, education, activities and so on – it’s a similar picture to paint for advocacy. Ownership. When someone understands they have ownership, they tend to invest in something one hundred times over.In training advocates, once they grasp the ownership piece, the rest can fall in place fairly easy. Defining the process of what an advocacy program is, and the very definition of power to display the size of our movement, helps paint the picture of how we as owners have the right to speak out, stand up and defend our movement. It’s very empowering.Grassroots advocacy programs and engaged credit union employees and members are our most effective means to educate, communicate & mobilize our power to shape public policy. With a proactive and aggressive grassroots advocacy program, we will be more effective in the legislative & political arena. Effective programs illustrate membership by congressional district and use data to help impact legislative relationships.To be most effective, any grassroots program needs buy in from the top. Management at the credit union needs to take ownership and have a belief in the credit union movement. This allows key personnel to be point persons within credit unions and help communicate action items, relay information and help mobilize when needed. Our people are our power. Training and engaging them is critical to the success and growth of our movement.The Mountain West Credit Union Association is a proud partner of the AACUL League System engaging best practices and collaboration between state and regional credit union leagues and associations. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Earl Scott Earl serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Mountain West Credit Union Association. This association is a combined entity comprising the Arizona Credit Union League, the … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Adapting your payments to today’s consumer behavior

first_imgIn this episode, we’re talking about how to align your payments strategies with shifting consumer behavior. This process is more complex now than ever before, as credit unions face a slew of pandemic-related revenue disruptions. Gain insights on recent data, shifts in the payments landscape, and how to address upcoming deadlines in critical vendor contracts.Key Takeaways:[02:41] 51% of consumers are now using contactless.  Credit unions need to make sure contactless is no longer a luxury item that is not going to be used. [06:43] Education is going to have a big role moving forward especially with senior members. What mobile offering are you going to have for them and how are you going to educate them on the offerings?[12:21] The chances of fraud are higher because a signature or pin is not required, so look at the contactless transfer limit you have on cards and provisional limit. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

The World Olive Picking Championship on the island of Brač won the award for creative event of the year

first_imgPhoto: Postira Tourist Board Creative Tourism Network is an international non-profit organization that specializes in the development of creative tourism, and their expert jury decided among 160 applications and events that the World Olive Picking Championship is the most creative and the first event of its kind in the world. tradition of the area and brings it closer to the local population and many tourists. As part of the FITUR fair in Madrid, which lasts from January 22 to 26, the eternal award ceremony of the Creative Tourism Network was held. This year, the 4th World Olive Picking Championships will be held from 8 to 11 October 2020 in Postira, and applications for teams are open HERE. The news of the day from Madrid is certainly how the award for the creative event of the year went to Croatia, which was won by the World Olive Picking Championship in the municipality of Postira on the island of Brač, which took place in October last year. Cover photo: Postira Tourist Board So far, teams from Poland, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, France, England, Northern Macedonia, Germany and South Africa have applied.last_img read more

Tallebudgera Valley “piece of paradise” hits the market

first_imgThere’s no shortageof space in this Tallebudgera Valley house.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe single-level house features an open-plan design with the interior living areas flowing out to the alfresco pavilion overlooking the pool. The property features 100m of creek frontage and plenty of visiting wildlife. “We’ve got seven grandkids and when the come over they love playing on the gokarts or pushbikes up the driveway or swimming and fishing in the creek. 761 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley is going to auction on August 9.IT’S peaceful, luxurious and there’s plenty of space.Welcome to Billeroy — a sprawling acreage retreat nestled in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley. Maree and Ted Bagnall swapped their beachfront home in Wonbarra, a seaside suburb of Wollongong, for a 3.64ha “piece of paradise” in 2002. Cook up a feast here. ON THE MARKET: 761 TALLEBUDGERA RD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY Agent: Katrina Walsh, Harcourts CoastalFeatures: Pool, media room, fenced paddocks, separate self-contained accommodation, two sheds, water tanksArea: 3.64haAuction: August 9, 11am, Harcourts in-rooms, 16 Queensland Ave, BroadbeachInspections: Saturday and Sunday, 12.30 to 1pm Relax in the pool.“It’s a lovely environment for kids. “We also have a family of kangaroos that have been with us as long as we’ve been here and well over 150 birds,” she said.And Mrs Bagnall said the starry nights were a standout feature. “Sitting by the firepit and looking up at the stars, there’s no stree lights so the view is just unbelievable,” she said. “It really is so beautiful.” Welcome home — 761 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley.“When we retired this was our project and so we put our heart and soul into it,” Mrs Bagnall said. “It was the best change and we have thoroughly loved living here.”The pair had the home designed so there was a view from every room of the five-bedroom house. “Each room you look out and see a paddock or a nice private garden,” she said. “You feel very connected to the whole property.”last_img read more

Construction Begins on K Line’s LNG-Powered Car Carrier

first_imgJapanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding has started construction works on an LNG-powered car carrier for compatriot shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line).The works started after K Line placed an order for the ship in December 2018.Imabari is scheduled to deliver the 199.9-meter newbuild in the fall of 2020.According to K Line, the yet-to-be-named 73,800 ton ship will have a capacity to carry 2,020 vehicles and will sail under the flag of Japan.K Line said the decision to build a LNG-fueled car carrier was part of the company’s long-term environmental management vision called the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 “Securing the Blue Seas for Tomorrow.”The company started introducing environmentally-friendly vessel into its fleet with the 2016 launch of Drive Green Highway, a car carrier equipped with energy-saving technologies and SOx scrubbers.last_img read more

Sex Ed for 5 y/o’s – And the homework is?

first_img3News featured a concerning story on their news bulletin on Saturday night regarding a new sex education programme being offered to primary school children as young as five. The Every Body Education programme has so far been picked up by five North Island primary schools. A brave mother Carla Smith spoke up and you can read her summary of what’s being covered .She says “I’m just a mum who cares about my kids.” We think she’s a hero for speaking up and alerting us to this.What’s in the programme for 5 year olds up?“We talk about how the baby grows in the uterus, [and] we talk about how the penis’s job is to deliver the sperm to the egg through the vagina. It’s all very matter of fact.” Other information covered in the programme aimed at year 1 and 2 primary school students includes how a baby is born, that sex is an adult activity and what condoms look like.If you’re a parent or grandparents, please watch this short clipREAD a summary of the programme provided by CarlaHopefully you’re motivated now to ensure that your children are never ever exposed to groups like Family Planning, Rainbow Youth and programmes like these.You simply can’t take the risk. Their agenda is clear. They want to sexualise children and even toddlers and take away their moral innocence.They also want to undermine your role as parents. Parents know their children the best and should determine the best timing and most appropriate way to tackle topics such as keeping themselves safe and ‘where do babies come from.” There seems to be an assumption here that parents know nothing about sex, nothing about puberty, nothing about wanting to keep their children safe, and that only Family Planning and so-called ‘experts’ know.This is a myth and should be rejected by every good parent and by politicians who fund these groups.PLEASE SPEAK UP NOW. Find out if your local school is using this programme, and if they are, tell them to get rid of it!Kind regards Bob McCoskrieNational Directorlast_img read more

Geraldine K. Goodpaster

first_imgGeraldine K. Goodpaster 74, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday November 8, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born June 14, 1944 in Dearborn County, IN, daughter of the late Edgar Nelson and Edna (Kraus) Chase.Geri worked as a Line worker for Anchor Glass, retiring after over 45 years of service.She was a member of Aurora Auxiliary and VFW, as well as the American Legion and Eagles.Geri was a wonderful sister, aunt and great aunt. She was also our best friend. The most important thing to Geri was her family, she was always there for us. Geri had many, many friends that she spent time with. She loved going to lunch and a movie. She loved animals, especially Boxers. Geri loved BINGO, and Music on the River, which she never missed. She loved her yard and flowers.Geri is survived by her sister, Jackie (Kenneth) Greive of Aurora, IN; brother, Frederic “Ric” (Gilma) Nelson; step father, Paul Chase; nephews, Kenneth Greive, Jr., Mark Greive; niece, Jennifer (David) Farmer; great nephews and nieces, Zachary, Jacob, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Seth Greive, and Bennett & Brooke Farmer.She was preceded in death by father, Edgar Nelson, mother, Edna Chase, husband, Jack Goodpaster, great-nephew, Joseph Greive.Friends will be received Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to PAWS or St. John Lutheran Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

COVID 19: Positive cases hit 34,057 after 263 test positive

first_imgNairobi County had 81 new positive case followed by Kiambu with 26, Embu 20, Makueni 18,Nakuru 15,Nyeri 13 while Taita Taveta and Busia each had 10 cases.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 263 people have tested positive of COVID-19 in the last 24 hrs bringing the total number of positive cases to 34,057 after 4,424 samples were tested.In a  statement to the media, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the cumulative tests now stand at 450,146. Of the positive cases 259 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners.Also Read  KNCCI training to help special group SMEs cope during COVID-19The latest data also indicate that the youngest person to test positive is a one year old child while the oldest is an 83 year old. Other Counties include Migori with 4, Machakos 3, Lamu 3, Narok 3, Kisumu 2, Baringo 2, Bomet 2, Laikipia 2, Meru 2, Murang’a 2, Siaya 1, Vihiga 1, Isiolo 1 and Kilifi 1.Also Read  Noordin Haji reorganizes ODPP in renewed war on graftThe death toll also increased to 574 after two more people succumbed to the virus.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsOn the same note, 98 patients have recovered fully bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,688.79 of those who recovered were from the home care program while 19 were discharged from the various health facilities.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Inside Caufield’s early experiences as a Badger

first_imgThe immense hard work of Wisconsin Hockey’s recruitment has finally paid off. Freshman forward Cole Caufield is climbing the ladder towards becoming the Badger’s newest shining star.Caufield led all NCAA freshmen with eight goals in October and also had a seven game stretch during which he scored ten points. On top of this, Caufield led freshmen in goals per game (1.14), power-play goals (three) and shots on goal (31, 4.43 per game).As of Nov. 8, 2019, the Hockey Commissioners Association officially named Caufield the national rookie of the month.Men’s Hockey: Badgers dominate reigning NCAA Champion Minnesota-Duluth in home-opening sweepThe No. 6 ranked University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-0) made a big statement this past weekend in front Read…Having grown up in Stevens Point with a strong hockey bloodline, Caufield was perfectly primed to rise toward the top. Once his mother purchased his first pair of skates, there was no turning back, according to the U.S. National Team Development Program.“I started playing hockey when I was two,” Caufield said. “My brother Brock, who is two years older than me, was skating at the time and I was watching him. My mom told me that I cried to her and begged her to skate. That is where it all started.”When it came time for  Caufield to choose where he would continue his future in both hockey and academics, he simply couldn’t say no to the University of Wisconsin. Today, both Brock and Cole Caufield play alongside each other in the Kohl Center as teammates and proud Badgers.“I mean, My parents are probably the happiest that we are together, and it’s great just having [Brock] around,” Caufield said. “He’s someone who’s always there for me. We’ve always been pretty close and it’s good to be back with him.”In the 2019 NHL Draft, Caufield was selected as a 15th overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens. Even with the promise of a spot in the upper echelon of professional hockey, Caufield chose to bring his talents to Madison.Despite competing at the collegiate level for only a few months, he’s shaping up to be quite a success. Caufield certainly believes his lack of experience hasn’t hampered his ability to perform.“There’s obviously bigger guys here who are older, but it’s nothing too crazy, it’s still hockey,” Caufield said. “The experience I had last year playing against some colleges, and just the time I’ve spent here this year is not too much of an adjustment, but they’re for sure older and stronger and have a bit more experience.”The Badgers are 5-5 overall in the early days of this 2019-20 season, with a notable series sweep against University of Minnesota-Duluth. In a series against the University of Nebraska Omaha in which Badgers went 1-1, Cole Caufield showed no mercy.Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin’s inconsistencies lead to split series on road against No. 19 OmahaThe No. 15 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (5-5-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten) split their weekend series for the second Read…Even in a game the Badgers lost, Caufield managed to put up some impressive numbers. He led the Badgers with 12 total shot attempts. Five of these shots were on target and six were fired off at even strength.It’s no secret this rookie possesses talent and potential that will take him far — even this is only the beginning. So far, Caufield is successfully establishing himself as a collegiate-level player on this team and further strengthening the inseparable bonds between fellow teammates.“Everyone’s really close with everybody,” Caufield said. “I think that’s what makes our team so special, we’ve grown so close and we all have each other’s backs. We’re there for one another whenever, and it’s a pretty special feeling.”After a two week stretch of away games early in the season, Caufield looked forward to returning back to the insatiably hungry fan base in the Kohl Center where the Badgers, especially the Crease Creatures, call home.Men’s Hockey: Crease Creatures craziest student section in hockeyThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-2-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has impressed in a major way through Read…For him, the energy of the stadium and the fans who fill it bring a significant amount of benefit to him and the Badgers as a whole. This is especially true against teams that pose a serious challenge to the Badgers as they fight for a successful season.“Playing at home is awesome,” Caufield said. “It’s great when there’s a lot of people in the crowd too, I think there’s a different energy with our team just being able to play in front of people, and in front of our fans. It’s a great place to play and we are all looking forward to it. Notre Dame is a good team, so we’ve gotta come here and play.”Wisconsin will face undefeated Notre Dame in the Kohl Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 for their jersey night game. Fans who show up wearing a hockey jersey will have the chance to win a signed jersey by a former Badger hockey player.The Badgers will conclude the series at the same time Saturday, Nov. 16.Taking down the undefeated Fighting Irish will surely not be an easy task for the 5-5 Badgers. With wins against other Big Ten Conference contenders such as Minnesota and The Ohio State University under Notre Dame’s belt, the Badgers will have to put up a strong and consistent fight to keep strong hopes of reaching the playoffs alive.last_img read more